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Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' - NPR
Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'  NPR

Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo' Better Blues, which revolves around a brooding ...


How Me Too is changing British music - From Sam Fender to Idles - British GQ
How Me Too is changing British music - From Sam Fender to Idles  British GQ

How Me Too is changing British music. From Sam Fender to Idles, GQ talks to the artists tackling everything from male suicide to toxic masculinity in the post Me ...


Everyone Loves Dolly Parton's Music--Except Her Husband! - Taste of Country
Everyone Loves Dolly Parton's Music--Except Her Husband!  Taste of Country

Everyone knows that everyone loves Dolly Parton. Still, however lovable the country icon herself might be, there is at least one person out there who isn't too ...


Ryan Adams' music dropping from radio stations amid sexual misconduct allegations - Fox News
Ryan Adams' music dropping from radio stations amid sexual misconduct allegations  Fox News

Ryan Adams, currently mired in sexual harassment charges raised by a story in the New York Times last week, is being abandoned in droves at Adult Album ...


Brownsville native shares music, Nashville career with students - Brownsville Herald
Brownsville native shares music, Nashville career with students  Brownsville Herald

Skinner Elementary students were treated to a music lesson from a pro Tuesday from Brownsville native and harmonica artist Tim Gonzales.


Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold - Boing Boing
Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold  Boing Boing

Last August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had ...


Millennium Music Conference 2019: Who's playing, how to go, and more - PennLive
Millennium Music Conference 2019: Who's playing, how to go, and more  PennLive

The 2019 Millennium Music Conference and Showcase kicks off this weekend. Here's what you need to know.


SoundCloud now helps artists self-distribute music to other streaming platforms - The Verge
SoundCloud now helps artists self-distribute music to other streaming platforms  The Verge

SoundCloud announced today that it is adding distribution to its self-monetization Premier program. Those who are eligible in the open beta will now be able to ...


Vampire Weekend premiere new “Harmony Hall” music video: Watch - Consequence of Sound
Vampire Weekend premiere new “Harmony Hall” music video: Watch  Consequence of Sound

Vampire Weekend have released a new music video for "Harmony Hall", which can be streamed now. The song is the lead single off the band's new album, ...


Brothers, Jazz Cats, and Smokers: Music and Cannabis at Florida's Foundation Records - Leafly
Brothers, Jazz Cats, and Smokers: Music and Cannabis at Florida's Foundation Records  Leafly

Take a look inside Foundation: one of Florida's unique vinyl shops run by two brothers with a passion for music and vintage threads.


Entrepreneurship and music innovation to come together for Startup Weekend - Rocky Mountain Collegian
Entrepreneurship and music innovation to come together for Startup Weekend  Rocky Mountain Collegian

As it turns out, music innovation and technology are a powerful duo. The Institute for Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University and the Music District are ...


LOONA Share Inspiring 'Butterfly' Music Video: Watch - Billboard
LOONA Share Inspiring 'Butterfly' Music Video: Watch  Billboard

It's time to Stan Loona: the popular girl group is back with their empowering, diverse new music video for "Butterfly."


Hands-on: YouTube Music on Android Auto offers easy in-car access w/ excellent ‘Recommended’ screen - 9to5Google
Hands-on: YouTube Music on Android Auto offers easy in-car access w/ excellent ‘Recommended’ screen  9to5Google

Android Auto is becoming a selling point for cars nowadays, and to that end, it can definitely make or break what music *service* you use. Mind-bogglingly, Google ...


The 52: Great music or great pizza? At the Village Idiot, it's both - Toledo Blade
The 52: Great music or great pizza? At the Village Idiot, it's both  Toledo Blade

One of the best taglines in the history of taglines tells you everything you need to know about Maumee's iconic neighborhood staple, the Village Idiot: Great ...


Willoughby music shop posts sign telling Trump sympathizers to shop elsewhere - WKYC.com
Willoughby music shop posts sign telling Trump sympathizers to shop elsewhere  WKYC.com

Local music shop asks supporters of President Trump to shop elsewhere.


Is Florence Welch Married? The Singer Is Totally Focused On Her Music & Boy, Is It Paying Off - Bustle
Is Florence Welch Married? The Singer Is Totally Focused On Her Music & Boy, Is It Paying Off  Bustle

Lead singer of Florence And The Machine Florence Welch is one of the most successful British artists of recent times. The front woman is a lot more than a killer ...


Doyle Only Does Meet & Greets Because 'Scumbags' Steal Music - Loudwire
Doyle Only Does Meet & Greets Because 'Scumbags' Steal Music  Loudwire

For those fans who disagree with the notion of having to pay to meet their favorite artists, Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein has an explanation ...


Contact / About - The Journal of Music
Contact / About  The Journal of Music

About Founded in 2000, The Journal of Music is an award-winning online magazine. Published in Ireland and read worldwide, it is a previous winner of the Utne ...


Freddie Mercury’s Final Bow: Director Rudi Dolezal Recalls the Queen Legend’s Poignant Last Video - PEOPLE.com
Freddie Mercury’s Final Bow: Director Rudi Dolezal Recalls the Queen Legend’s Poignant Last Video  PEOPLE.com

He knew how ill he was, and that this was the last time he'd ever be in front of a camera,” the director says of Mercury while shooting "These Are the Days of Our ...


King's X Reveal How Pearl Jam Changed Their View Of Music - Alternative Nation
King's X Reveal How Pearl Jam Changed Their View Of Music  Alternative Nation

Written by Greg Prato. By the time Pearl Jam was touring in support of their blockbuster Vs. album, the group was a headliner who could assemble bills exactly to ...


Hear The Best New Songs Of The Week, From Palehound, Aldous Harding And More : All Songs Considered - NPR
Hear The Best New Songs Of The Week, From Palehound, Aldous Harding And More : All Songs Considered  NPR

This week's must-hear songs include the spooky-suave sounds of Palehound, angular, stuttering rock from Sego, the deeply affecting voice of Aldous Harding ...


Present Music's "In the New Chamber" - WISN Milwaukee
Present Music's "In the New Chamber"  WISN Milwaukee

Present Music's "In the New Chamber" will feature a variety of musical genres by composers who all identify as being women or non-binary. The concert runs ...


Things to do in Denver: Spring 2019 guide to art, music theater and more - Denverite
Things to do in Denver: Spring 2019 guide to art, music theater and more  Denverite

Denver, spring is just around the corner (probably). It's time for us all to shuffle out of hibernation like so many bald bears. It's time to consume culture with ...


LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud, Helping Major Labels & Bedroom Acts Alike - Billboard
LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud, Helping Major Labels & Bedroom Acts Alike  Billboard

Online platform LANDR uses cloud-based software to help both major labels and bedroom artists smooth out their tunes.


Paris Hilton teases new music - Rappler
Paris Hilton teases new music  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – If Paris Hilton's immortal song “Stars are Blind” was your mid-noughties anthem, you would be pleased to know that there may be more ...


Former addict hopes music video shot in Middletown will help forge new career - Middletown Press
Former addict hopes music video shot in Middletown will help forge new career  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — It's been a long, hard road to recovery for former Middletown resident KC Conklin, whose addiction to heroin brought him to the depths of ...


Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Backs Music Startup In $4.5 Million Funding Round - Forbes
Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Backs Music Startup In $4.5 Million Funding Round  Forbes

The music startup is called Antescofo and its Metronaut app helps classical musicians.


Music trends explored at Belfast conference - Irish Examiner
Music trends explored at Belfast conference  Irish Examiner

International music industry experts are gathering in Belfast this week for a meeting on this year's trends. The Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) and Oh Yeah ...


US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music - Nintendo Life
US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music  Nintendo Life

Where would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in ...


Symphony Orchestra of India review – startling virtuosity and improv - The Guardian
Symphony Orchestra of India review – startling virtuosity and improv  The Guardian

Zane Dalal conducted the first in a series of UK concerts to maximum effect.


WATCH: Ariana Grande ‘Taking A Break’ From Music As She’s ‘Tired Of Her Voice’ - Capital FM
WATCH: Ariana Grande ‘Taking A Break’ From Music As She’s ‘Tired Of Her Voice’  Capital FM

Ariana Grande has said she's 'taking a break from music' following record-breaking musical success within the past year.


YouTube Music 3.03 adds Android Auto support, continues work on playing on-device files [APK Insight] - 9to5Google
YouTube Music 3.03 adds Android Auto support, continues work on playing on-device files [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Recent updates to YouTube Music have brought major features like Sonos integration, and more minor UI tweaks. YouTube Music 3.03...


Kareem "Biggs" Burke Launches New Music Company, Signs First Artist - Vibe
Kareem "Biggs" Burke Launches New Music Company, Signs First Artist  Vibe

After nearly a 15-year hiatus from the music industry, Kareem "Biggs" Burke is back with a new music company called Circle of Success.


From Soho to Paris, how migrant music brought two capitals to life - The Guardian
From Soho to Paris, how migrant music brought two capitals to life  The Guardian

From the 1960s to the 1980s, music from afar united Paris and London in a vibrant cultural age. A new exhibition celebrates the era.


Misfits’ Doyle: I have to do $50 meet-and-greets because fans are “stealing” music - Consequence of Sound
Misfits’ Doyle: I have to do $50 meet-and-greets because fans are “stealing” music  Consequence of Sound

Taking a picture with the photogenic Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is hard to pass up, and fans are willing to pay a premium to pose with the hulking, ...


Karen O & Danger Mouse doing 'an evening of music & conversation' in NYC - Brooklyn Vegan
Karen O & Danger Mouse doing 'an evening of music & conversation' in NYC  Brooklyn Vegan

Karen O & Danger Mouse have a TimesTalk scheduled right after their new album comes out, at Florence Gould Hall in NYC on March 20. The event description ...


Tradition of memorable music during O-Week continues - Otago Daily Times
Tradition of memorable music during O-Week continues  Otago Daily Times

As the University of Otago celebrates 150 years, Jono Edwards revisits the sights and sounds of orientations past. Today, on the morning of O-Week's biggest ...


Can you beat this higher or lower music quiz? - Classic FM
Can you beat this higher or lower music quiz?  Classic FM

Find out how well-tuned your ear is, in our fiendish higher or lower quiz. Simply tell us which piece has the highest note!


Presenting Pitchfork’s Music and Movies Week - Pitchfork
Presenting Pitchfork’s Music and Movies Week  Pitchfork

All this week, leading up to the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, Pitchfork celebrates the magic of movie music with a series of features exploring what ...


Paris Hilton teases new music to come - Entertainment Weekly News
Paris Hilton teases new music to come  Entertainment Weekly News

Have you had “Stars Are Blind” stuck in your head for the past 12 years? Us too. Thankfully, Paris Hilton is answering the universe's prayers. In a tweet Monday ...


Understanding the Music Behind Broadway's Choir Boy - Playbill.com
Understanding the Music Behind Broadway's Choir Boy  Playbill.com

Jeremy Pope, Caleb Eberhardt, and the cast of the Tarell Alvin McCraney play recall the church songs that impacted their lives.


Music made in the streets: The flute of his labour - Daily Nation
Music made in the streets: The flute of his labour  Daily Nation

The music came back to him at the time of pressing, at the time of crushing. It came to him while he was in his distillery, just not in the distillery or brewery of the ...


Brits 2019: Lyor Cohen says next generation music stars ‘have a PhD in YouTube’ - iNews
Brits 2019: Lyor Cohen says next generation music stars ‘have a PhD in YouTube’  iNews

Lyor Cohen, YouTube Global Head of Music, warns EU directive could ban users uploading parody videos and says video platform will be number one source of ...


Teenage Wildlife: inside the song about Bowie's midlife crisis - The Guardian
Teenage Wildlife: inside the song about Bowie's midlife crisis  The Guardian

In an extract from Chris O'Leary's new book Ashes to Ashes, we witness David Bowie at a turning point in his career. Chris O'Leary. Tue 19 Feb 2019 09.45 EST ...


Music Carnaval de Bahidorá's Outstanding Weekend of Music and Camping Ends in Tragedy - Remezcla
Music Carnaval de Bahidorá's Outstanding Weekend of Music and Camping Ends in Tragedy  Remezcla

Excess was the name of the game at this year's Carnaval de Bahidorá, as hedonism, glamour, & artistic visions coalesced into an unforgettable jungle party.


Historic CD and vinyl shop The Music inn celebrates its 100th anniversary - Nottinghamshire Live
Historic CD and vinyl shop The Music inn celebrates its 100th anniversary  Nottinghamshire Live

The shop, formerly known as Papworth's, used to be based in Alfreton Road.


The sublime poetry of Michel Legrand's film music - Chicago Tribune
The sublime poetry of Michel Legrand's film music  Chicago Tribune

In 1964, a French television interviewer asked composer Michel Legrand if writing for film is “sort of like selling your soul.” The occasion was the release that ...


The unexpected creates reward when listening to music: Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response - Science Daily
The unexpected creates reward when listening to music: Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response  Science Daily

If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward ...


R.I.P. Karl Lagerfeld, fashion icon and noted music fan has died at 85 - Consequence of Sound
R.I.P. Karl Lagerfeld, fashion icon and noted music fan has died at 85  Consequence of Sound

As the former creative director of fashion houses such as Chanel and Fenti, Lagerfield frequently incorporated music into his work. Believing that "music gives ...


Monsta X releases new album, 'Alligator' music video - UPI News
Monsta X releases new album, 'Alligator' music video  UPI News

K-pop group Monsta X returned with the album "Take.2 We Are Here" and a dramatic video for the single "Alligator."


Music to Mets ears at spring training just another culture change in Mickey Callaway's second season - New York Daily News
Music to Mets ears at spring training just another culture change in Mickey Callaway's second season  New York Daily News

Mets players can thank their manager for making a subtle change at spring training that's going a long way.


AMON AMARTH Need You For A New Music Video - Metal Injection.net
AMON AMARTH Need You For A New Music Video  Metal Injection.net

Amon Amarth recently completed recording their new album with producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Avatar) and now they're working on a music video. The band is ...


Aldous Harding returns with new music and a new album - Stuff.co.nz
Aldous Harding returns with new music and a new album  Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi musician Aldous Harding announced her third album, Designer, will be released on April 26.


Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem 'Biggs' Burke Returns to Music Biz, Signs SAINt JHN to Management Company: Exclu - Billboard
Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem 'Biggs' Burke Returns to Music Biz, Signs SAINt JHN to Management Company: Exclu  Billboard

More than a decade since Kareem "Biggs" Burke stepped away from the music industry, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder has announced his return with the ...


Local producer of marketing music starts Cincinnati Music Accelerator - WKRC TV Cincinnati
Local producer of marketing music starts Cincinnati Music Accelerator  WKRC TV Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - "What music means to me is life existence, understanding, and compassion. It inspires you. It is who we are. Without music, we could not ...


Drake Previews New Music From His Upcoming Album - HotNewHipHop
Drake Previews New Music From His Upcoming Album  HotNewHipHop

New Drake coming soon? In the eyes of Drake's fervent fanbase, every day is Drizzy season. Now, Drake has reason to legitimately stoke the flames of hype, as.


Mark Goodier to host Sunday countdown with NOW Music - Radio Today
Mark Goodier to host Sunday countdown with NOW Music  Radio Today

Greatest Hits Radio is introducing a retro chart countdown presented by Mark Goodier, in partnership with Now That's What I Call Music. Former BBC Radio 1 ...


Joan Jett's life in music - Conversations - ABC News
Joan Jett's life in music - Conversations  ABC News

When Joan Marie Larkin was given a guitar at the age of 13, she was on the path to becoming the Godmother of Punk.


'An ad for blackness': how Soul Train made America do the Hustle - The Guardian
'An ad for blackness': how Soul Train made America do the Hustle  The Guardian

It was the ultra-hip music show that put black culture centre stage – with the enigmatic Don Cornelius as its impresario.


How old is Pink? Brit Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music handed to American singer - Chronicle Live
How old is Pink? Brit Awards Outstanding Contribution to Music handed to American singer  Chronicle Live

Pink is the 2019 recipient of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.


City music has rhyme, reason | Living | Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
City music has rhyme, reason | Living | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

It's 11 p.m. on a Saturday outside Piere's Entertainment Center in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne rapper PfrmDa3, aka Darrell Strozier, isn't due onstage at ...


Cardi B Spotted By Fans In Old Pusha T Music Video Before Beating Him At The Grammys - Capital XTRA
Cardi B Spotted By Fans In Old Pusha T Music Video Before Beating Him At The Grammys  Capital XTRA

Last weke, Cardi B beat out Pusha T to win 'Best Rap Album' at the Grammy Awards - and it turns out the duo go back way further than you thought.


Former Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi Joining Interscope Records: Sources - Billboard
Former Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi Joining Interscope Records: Sources  Billboard

Nir Seroussi, who left Sony Music U.S. Latin last month, has accepted a position with Interscope, sources tell Billboard.


New Abba music postponed again, to 'second half of 2019' - The Guardian
New Abba music postponed again, to 'second half of 2019'  The Guardian

A representative for the group says there will be 'no release before the summer' of their first new music in 35 years.


Chasing rainbows: inside the battle between Radiohead and EMI's Guy Hands - The Guardian
Chasing rainbows: inside the battle between Radiohead and EMI's Guy Hands  The Guardian

A new book details the saga of private equity company Terra Firma acquiring EMI in August 2007 for £4.2bn. This extract details the battle over Radiohead's ...


What happens to the music of R Kelly and Michael Jackson? - The Spinoff
What happens to the music of R Kelly and Michael Jackson?  The Spinoff

First published on RNZ, ethnomusicologist Kirsten Zemke weighs in what fans should do with the music of alleged bad men. American rapper R Kelly has been ...


Have You Seen This? Music solo will make you rethink the tambourine - KSL.com
Have You Seen This? Music solo will make you rethink the tambourine  KSL.com

If you think the tambourine is just goofy percussion overused by the Partridge Family, you got another think coming.


On with the show: Ailing Fargo rock fan says 'music helps you through anything' - INFORUM
On with the show: Ailing Fargo rock fan says 'music helps you through anything'  INFORUM

FARGO — In the great Beatles versus Rolling Stones debate, Shannon Neece sides with Mick and Keith. Lately, however, she's been getting by “With a Little ...


Gee: Can music and sports bring together a divided America? - MyNorthwest.com
Gee: Can music and sports bring together a divided America?  MyNorthwest.com

So I'm getting gas the other night and the familiar sounds of The Reverend Al Green come through the outdoor speakers. That familiar music came along and I ...


The Cure announce Disintegration 30th anniversary concerts - Consequence of Sound
The Cure announce Disintegration 30th anniversary concerts  Consequence of Sound

With a new album said to be on the horizon, The Cure have plans to play upwards of 20 festivals this summer. However, before they hit the festival circuit, they'll ...


National Museum of African American Music receives $1 million from Regions, Mike Curb foundations - The Tennessean
National Museum of African American Music receives $1 million from Regions, Mike Curb foundations  The Tennessean

Nashville's future National Museum of African American Music has taken a giant step towards its ultimate fundraising goal. On Tuesday, the museum announced ...


Guitar music is thriving, so why do we think it's dying? - Official Charts Company
Guitar music is thriving, so why do we think it's dying?  Official Charts Company

Recent years have seen rock's presence diminishing on the Official Singles Chart, but is it really dying out?


Here's the Animated Music Video for XXXTentacion's "Sauce!" - Complex
Here's the Animated Music Video for XXXTentacion's "Sauce!"  Complex

The track is off the project 'XXXTentacion Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4.'


Utah Symphony announces 2019 Deer Valley Music Festival - KUTV 2News
Utah Symphony announces 2019 Deer Valley Music Festival  KUTV 2News

Utah Symphony's 2019 Deer Valley Music Festival is bringing some big names to Park City this summer. Kristin Chenoweth, Marie Osmond, Indigo Girls,jazz ...


Fortnite-Marshmello Mashup Showcases New Avenues for Games, Music - The Wall Street Journal
Fortnite-Marshmello Mashup Showcases New Avenues for Games, Music  The Wall Street Journal

The videogame “Fornite” for 10 minutes put away its guns and transported players to a live virtual performance by Marshmello, in a pop-culture mashup that ...


Record store owner, early DC punk producer Skip Groff dies at 70 - WTOP
Record store owner, early DC punk producer Skip Groff dies at 70  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Skip Groff, whose Yesterday & Today record store in a strip shopping center in Rockville, Maryland, became ground zero in the early days of ...


ole acquires Parallel Music Publishing catalog - Music Business Worldwide
ole acquires Parallel Music Publishing catalog  Music Business Worldwide

Canada-based music publishing, music production and global rights management company ole has concluded an exclusive worldwide deal with Parallel Music ...


Fat Rice, Other Chicago Restaurants Criticized for Music With N-Word - Eater Chicago
Fat Rice, Other Chicago Restaurants Criticized for Music With N-Word  Eater Chicago

Eric Williams of the Silver Room wonders why Furious Spoon and No Bones Beach Club are okay with the racial slur.


Recommended Live Music in Greater Cincinnati for the Week of Feb. 20-26 - Cincinnati CityBeat
Recommended Live Music in Greater Cincinnati for the Week of Feb. 20-26  Cincinnati CityBeat

Live music options this week include Magic Giant, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Electric Citizen, Formula 5, Steve Adamyk Band, former Band of Horses guitarist ...


Before 2019 Grammys, Women Are Still Missing From Music Business - NPR
Before 2019 Grammys, Women Are Still Missing From Music Business  NPR

After last year's Grammys, the president of the Recording Academy said that women needed to "step up" in the business. Women and men in the business ...


10 of the best bands on the robust New London music scene - Hartford Courant
10 of the best bands on the robust New London music scene  Hartford Courant

New London has a vigorous music scene and has produced some of the state's best bands for several decades.


Today In Music History - February 20th. - Nova.ie
Today In Music History - February 20th.  Nova.ie

Every day on Radio Nova, just before 11am, we play a couple of songs key to “today in music history” Have a listen! But for now – here's some light reading and ...


The music we grew up with: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill tour review - The Spinoff
The music we grew up with: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill tour review  The Spinoff

Simon Day was at the last night of the tumultuous 20th anniversary tour of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She was meant to be late. She was supposed to be ...


10 great gig venues the world over: readers’ travel tips - The Guardian
10 great gig venues the world over: readers’ travel tips  The Guardian

The joy of live music comes across best in intimate bars and clubs, our tipsters agree, enjoying punk, bluegrass, jazz and more from La Paz to Brussels.


Human cost of NSW's battle with music festivals: a psychiatrist's view - Sydney Morning Herald
Human cost of NSW's battle with music festivals: a psychiatrist's view  Sydney Morning Herald

NSW's regulation of music festivals could threaten a healthy outlet for young people, writes a psychiatrist and electronic music enthusiast.


Music therapy pianos given to recovery centre, Willow Square - Fort McMurray Today
Music therapy pianos given to recovery centre, Willow Square  Fort McMurray Today

As president of the Golden Years Society, Joan Furber has seen just how important music is to the health and mood of seniors and the ill. It is for that reason she ...


African Music Legend Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi Dead At 66 - NPR
African Music Legend Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi Dead At 66  NPR

Born on Sept. 22, 1952 in Zimbabwe's populous Highfield suburb, Oliver Mtukudzi, known as "Tuku" to his legion of fans, died Wednesday at a clinic in Harare ...


Selling Their Brand: New Podcast Shows How Crowdfunding Has Changed The Music Hustle - WBUR
Selling Their Brand: New Podcast Shows How Crowdfunding Has Changed The Music Hustle  WBUR

In this cultural moment of digital streaming and online hustling, the skill set needed to make it as a musician has fundamentally changed.


Ameripolitan Music Awards returns to Memphis for 4-day festival - The Commercial Appeal
Ameripolitan Music Awards returns to Memphis for 4-day festival  The Commercial Appeal

On Friday night, festivities for the sixth annual Ameripolitan Music Awards will kick off on Beale Street, with three more days (and nights) of music to follow in ...


How TikTok Gets Rich While Paying Artists Pennies - Pitchfork
How TikTok Gets Rich While Paying Artists Pennies  Pitchfork

The company behind lip-sync app TikTok is reportedly worth three times as much as Spotify, but the artists whose music powers the platform are seeing very little ...


Gerard Way Compares Writing Music For The Umbrella Academy To My Chemical Romance - Kerrang!
Gerard Way Compares Writing Music For The Umbrella Academy To My Chemical Romance  Kerrang!

Gerard Way has said that writing the music for The Umbrella Academy is similar to that of writing for My Chemical Romance. Speaking to Kerrang!, the former ...


Ryan Bingham: “I Thought Music Was Bumming Me Out. Winds Up, Music Was Keeping Me Alive.” - Texas Monthly
Ryan Bingham: “I Thought Music Was Bumming Me Out. Winds Up, Music Was Keeping Me Alive.”  Texas Monthly

On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning musician walks us through a new album that tackles the state of our union, advocates ...



Facts about Betty Kresin, Eminems grandmother


Betty Kresin, Eminem's grandmother from the maternal side , got married at the age of 14. She got six children from 3 different marriages. She first married Bob Nelson. She gave birth to her daughter Debbie in 1955.She accuses her first husband, Bob Nelson, of being verbally abusive. Both moved to Warren, Michigan, to be closer to Betty's stepmother .Despite the problems the couple esperienced, she gave Bob two more sons, Todd and Steven.They divorced in the early 60's and Betty came back to her hometown St Joseph, where she met Ron Gilpin, her second husband.She had two more children with him. One of them is Betti Schmitt (Eminem's aunt and Debbie's half sister), who is still in touch and in good terms with Eminem. Ron Gilpin was an alcoholic who used to beat up his whole family. Violence was part of their daily life. Ron left his family in 1968.Dramas surrounded Betty's family. In 1991, Todd Nelson killed his brother-in-law, Mike Harris in self defense case. He was sentenced to jail for 8 years.Betty 's sixth child from a third marriage, Ronnie Polkingharn , was Eminem's uncle and closest friend. He committed suicide in 1991.

Eminem grew up for a while at his grandmom's home. She talks about his harsh conditions of living in Detroit :

It was a poor school and they wanted his shoes. He was one of the only white children going to this segregated school. And one time they took the shoes off his feet and he had to come home in a snowstorm with no shoes on. But the story people keep asking me - "he was unconscious and almost died and all these doctors...", now I know nothing about this and I'm his grandmother.

People should think twice before calling Marshall a racist.

Betty was angry with Marshall because he never attended to Ronnie's funeral. In fact, Marshall went depressive and swallowed a bottle of Tylenol and survived to another suicide attempt. He was unable to go to Ronnie's funeral, his pain was too immense.But Betty didn't know what happened during this period.


"I was kind of bitter about him writing about my dead son, because the last five years of my deceased boy, Marshall had not even seen him. Marshall - Eminem - and my son Ronnie were very close. He idolised Ronnie and Ronnie loved him. He never even came to Ronnie's funeral and he has never put the first flower on Ronnie's grave. He doesn't do anything - he won't go near the grave. The chain that Marshall wears around his neck, the dog-tag - that was Ronnie's. I gave him the dog-tag, he makes duplicates, he sells them now, and that really broke my heart because this is something sacred to me that I gave the boy. If my son could speak to you today from the grave he would say, "Marshall stop some of the garbage, make up with your family, life's too short"."

Marshall had a good relationship to his granny until he wanted to use Ronnie's voice on a tape. He intented to do this as a tribute to his deceased uncle, but Betty thought he was disrespectful towards her son. In 2002 , both reconciled. Betty Kresin is currently writing a book on her grandson which shall be entitled The Tie That Binds .

Betty says she's proud of her grandson and that she stands on his side.

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